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Painkiller Black Edition Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Oct 31, 2014.

  • by booman, Oct 31, 2014 at 12:54 PM
  • booman

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    Painkiller is a FPS inspired by old school shooters where you take down hordes of minions. Play as Daniel Garner stuck in purgatory and makes a deal with an angel to kill satans generals. Equipped with many clever weapons, you can literally slaughter all of satans minions, earn coins, use power-ups and slaughter some more.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Painkiller Black Edition in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Painkiller Black Edition. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained

    Mint 17 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.5
    Wine: 1.6.2

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.6.2
    Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging

    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 1.6.2 is installed and you can close this window

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Click Next

    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name your virtual drive: painkiller
    Click Next
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    Select two options:
    • Use another version of wine
    • Configure Wine

    Click Next
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    Select Wine: 1.6.2
    Click Next
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    Select "32-bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows 7
    Click apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
    Desktop size: 1024x768
    Click OK
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    Installing Painkiller

    Click Browse
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    Select "setup_painkiller_black_2.0.0.7.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Check "Yes, I have read and accept the EULA"
    Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
    Click Install
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    When GOG is done installing Painkiller
    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "Painkiller.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Painkiller
    Click Next
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    Click Next again

    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select "Painkiller"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.6.2
    Note: Click the + to download more versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of wine.
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    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Select the amount of Memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launching Painkiller

    Select Painkiller
    Click Run

    Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs
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    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Click Video
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    Select a resolution that matches your Linux Desktop
    Adjust texture quality
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    Click Advanced

    Adjust:
    • Shadows
    • Weather effects
    • Textures
    • Weapon
    • Bloom
    • Coronas
    • Dynamic Lights
    • Water
    • particles
    • Decals
    • sky
    • Multisampling
    • Texture filtering
    • Warp
    • Clip plane

    Click Apply
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    Rule of Thumb:
    High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
    Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates

    Conclusion:
    Not only did Painkiller run flawlessly on my GeForce 550 Ti, I didn't install any libraries at all. It ran out-of-the-box, which is very rare for PlayOnLinux and Wine. Painkiller has a lot of achievements for each level, like destroying all objects, collecting coins, finding secrets, killing all monsters. Then there is higher achievements like kill all mosters with melee claw. So there is some replayablility.
    The Black Edition includes the expansion Battle Out Of Hell.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016

Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Excelent game, when out ask 1.5GB of ram and have good particle effects (middle asian stage)

    :)
  2. booman
    Painkiller isn't one of my favorite games, but every time I play it, I have fun!
    Nice visuals, intense game-play, short & sweet levels.
    Oh and the bosses are fun too
  3. Kladiator
    Hi Booman, just a quick note to let you know that your guide is just as useful to install the DVD version of the game.

    I used wine version 1.7.8 (I have not bothered to install more recent ones yet) and everything went perfectly well.

    Of course, with the DVD, you (almost) have to use a no-DVD crack afterwards.

    And I think we should not forget that Painkiller Hell & Damnation, which is basically a remake of the original game with better graphics, is available on Steam for Linux.
  4. booman
    Nice, good to know. So we can play the original without any extra libraries with DVD or GOG. You hsouldn't need a "crack" because Wine should recognize the DVD DRM, but if you are sick of keeping Optical media around, then yes it would help.
    The GOG version (which is no longer available) is great because its DRM free and no DVD necessary.

    I don't have Hell & Damnation, but does it have all the exact same levels and everything?
  5. Kladiator
    I am a little embarrassed to say that, although I bought the game as soon as it appeared on Steam (mostly because I wanted to support the publishers for porting the game on my favorite OS), I have yet to play it.

    Apparently there are some differences in the gameplay, particularly in the MP mode, but I think you can get a better idea from this discussion on Steam Community.
  6. booman
    I know there is a co-op integrated into multi-player as well.
    I thought about getting it, but I would have to purchase two copies to play co-op at home... or maybe it will play offline.
    Most Steam games won't play offline and multi-player anymore. there is no demand for it.
    But it sucks thinking about purchasing 6 copies of a game just to play in a LAN party and host locally.

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